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Boston Beantown Trolley and Harbor Cruise

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  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3978_B0006
Celebrate Boston’s history with a sightseeing tour on the Beantown Trolley, a great way to see top Boston attractions including Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Cambridge, the Freedom Trail and the Museum of Fine Arts. Enjoy the full 1.5-hour narrated tour on this San Francisco-style trolley car or hop off to explore at your leisure. There are 16 stops with more than 100 points of interest along the way, letting you choose what you want to see with your 24-hour or 48-hour ticket. Also included is a Boston Harbor cruise (May to October) or entrance to the Mary Baker Eddy Library to view the awe-inspiring Mapparium®!
Hop on the Beantown Trolley at any of the 16 convenient locations around Boston. On board this San Francisco-style sightseeing trolley car, your guide will keep you entertained with informative commentary about the sights you see on the 1.5-hour loop.

Hop off to explore sights at your own place including Cambridge, Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, Copley Square, Fenway Park, the New England Aquarium, the North End and the Bunker Hill Pavilion. The Beantown Trolley is the only trolley with direct service to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Seaport District, so take advantage of these stops!

Choose a 24-hour or 48-hour trolley ticket, giving you the flexibility to create your own itinerary and sightsee at your leisure. Also included with your trolley tour is a harbor cruise (from May to October) or entrance to the Mapparium® – your choice!

Sit back, relax and enjoy the waterfront sights on a 45-minute cruise along Boston Harbor. Cruises depart from the New England Aquarium every hour on the half hour, from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

If cruises aren't your thing, opt for admission to the Mary Baker Eddy Library to stand in awe of the giant Mapparium, a 3-story globe of stained glass viewed from a 30-foot-long (9-meter) bridge running through the library’s interior. Don’t forget your camera for this unique exhibit!

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
16 convenient locations around Boston (see Itinerary)
Departure Time:
9:30am - 4:30pm (March to November)
10am - 2pm (December to February)

Trolley departs every 20 minutes from each stop

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1 Day Trolley Ticket
Code: 1DAY

Trolley ticket valid for 24 hours after first use; includes harbor cruise or Mapparium admission

USD $35.00
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2 Day Trolley Ticket
Code: 2DAY

Trolley ticket valid for 48 hours after first use; includes harbor cruise or Mapparium admission

USD $42.00
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Boston Beantown Trolley and Harbor Cruise


  • 24- or 48-hour trolley ticket
  • Live commentary on board
  • Boston Harbor cruise (if option selected; May to Oct)
  • Admission to Mapparium (if option selected)
  • All taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees to attractions unless noted
  • Items purchased during your tour
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: The trolley is a hop-on/hop-off shuttle. There is no guarantee that you will be brought back to your Boston hotel at the end of the day. If your hotel is on the trolley route, the driver will try to accommodate your needs. Once the last tour ends, the drivers leave town for the garage. Those staying in Braintree, Randolph, Quincy or Dorchester must be at the tour office by 5pm to return to their departure location.
  • Harbor cruise operates from May to October only, and does not operate on Mondays
Beantown Trolley Stops:

Trolleys depart from each stop approximately every 20 minutes from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
  • New England Aquarium & Faneuil Hall Marketplace: Board at Main Trolley Depot
  • Seaport District: Board at Northern Avenue at the Seaport Hotel
  • North End (Little Italy/Fleet Center): Board at Commercial Street at the skating rink
  • USS Constitution: Board near the ship's museum
  • Old State House & Site of the Boston Massacre: Board across from Old State House at Court Street
  • Tremont Hotel: Board at the hotel
  • City Place: Board at the corner of South Charles & Boylston Street
  • State House & Beacon Hill: Board at the front of the Shaw Memorial across from the State House
  • West End (Government Center): Board at the front entrance of the Holiday Inn Select
  • Cambridge Center: Board at Kendall Square T Station
  • Back Bay Hilton: Board at the front entrance of the Hotel
  • Museum of Fine Arts: Board at the front door of the museum
  • Symphony Hall: Board at the Midtown Hotel
  • Back Bay: Board at the Colonnade Hotel
  • Copley Place Shopping: Board at the Marriott Copley hotel under the canopy
  • Trinity Church: Board on the Dartmouth Street side of Copley Plaza
  • Hard Rock Cafe: Board at Hard Rock Cafe on Clarendon Street
  • Park Square: Board at Radisson Hotel on Stuart Street
  • Rowes Wharf: Board at Boston Harbor Hotel on Atlantic Avenue
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Lonny B, October 2015

Fantastic! Great tour and fun tour guide. We only had a short time so the tour was a perfect way to see Boston

Reviewed by: dianehmoran, September 2015

Thanks to our driver/guide for doing it all - drive and tour - he is a retired history teacher and he was wealth of information .... highly recommended!!

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Tour code: 3978_B0006